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Old 06-07-2009, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im 6'0 240 pounds. how much of a difference am I going to find between a 158 and a 161. Im all mountain with minimal park.
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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basically came across a hella good deal on a 158, but I really havent ben on anything smaller than a 160
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if its that good of a deal and your saving that much money, is worrying about losing only 2 cm worth it?
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i said the same thing.. I ended up buying it, and If its not what I expected then I turn around and pass the deal onto someone else, and in worst case scenario I might actually like it. bottom line its a gamble Im willing to take.
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its just snowboarding. buy it and go for it. if you like to ride extremely fast and aggressively in challenging terrain you would probably like the 161 more. hard to say though, if the 58 is a twin and the 161 is directional the extra nose kick length might be 2 of the 3 cm's that seperate the lengths and the actual amount of board on the snow might be similar.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Cutting down on the length of your board to save money wasn't the greatest decision. However, if the board rides comfortably on the slopes, then you made the right decision. It sounds like you got a great deal either way. I hope it works out for you!
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Cutting down on the length of your board to save money wasn't the greatest decision. However, if the board rides comfortably on the slopes, then you made the right decision. It sounds like you got a great deal either way. I hope it works out for you!
whats so wrong with his decision bud?
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Other than the fact that people 180ish ride 158's freeride? Not much He's a big boy, a 158 would be more of a park board i would think for someone his size...probably get more stability at something like a 165..but if its comfortable and he likes it who cares

You need to remember that you arent losing just 2cm of length...
Waist widths go up with size for a particular board, so your losing a lot more board realistically if you add the lost width along the entire length of the board...which could be a problem if you have big feet.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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im 185 and ride a 158 and it's barely passable in powder for me.

it will probably be fine on groomers but you will sink link a stone in powder unless you like riding at warp speed.
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yup what Reede noted as well, if you truely have no interest in park or very minimal interest you should give a longer 165ish board a try some day. You'll probably find that you have a lot more stability at speed and power in your carves and can go faster...
At 6'0 240 you gotta have some massive feet, i assume your getting a 158 wide?
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